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Jupiter And Saturn Can Be Seen At Dusk

Mountain Skies


Last updated 8/5/2019 at 2:49pm

The Planets

We have two planets easily visible in the early evening. Jupiter is the second brightest planet of all and, since Venus (the brightest) is lost in the glare of the sun this month, Jupiter is currently our “evening star.” Look for it due south as the sky darkens. It is just above and to the east of the bright red star Antares, which marks the heart of the scorpion. If we check a star map, we find that Jupiter is in the very bottom part of Ophiuchus, the doctor. On the evening of Aug. 9, the waxing gibbous moon stands close by. Saturn appears as a bright “star” to the ea...

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